Nadav Ovadia

    Grant Recipient
    • Music

    Lyon, France


    Born in 1993, Nadav is one of the very few musicians currently researching and performing on historical european dulcimers (pantaleon, psalterion, tympanon, salterio) and reconstructing their uses in baroque, renaissance and medieval music, as he studied from Margit Ubellacker (Frankfurt).
    Today, he is completing his master’s degree at the Musique Ancienne department of CNSMD Lyon, France, studying with Yves Rechsteiner and Pierre Hamon.

    Nadav has performed on the dulcimer in concerts in Europe, the Far East and Israel and was invited to add the unique colors of the dulcimer to CD recordings and opera productions of early music.

    Nadav is also a percussionist and a founding member of Tremolo Ensemble, a marimba and percussion quintet. As a member of the ensemble, Nadav performed as a soloist with major chamber orchestras in Israel and Ukraine, in recitals and concerts in Israel, USA, Central America and Europe, in recordings and films soundtracks, theatre productions and collaborations with leading musical acts in Israel and abroad.
    The ensemble had won the Ödön Pártos Prize for excellent performance of an Israeli composition, on behalf of the Israeli Ministry of Culture for 2017.

    Nadav studied marimba and percussion as a student of Tomer Yariv, as a graduate of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music of Tel-Aviv University in the class of Alon Bor and as a graduate of the Thelma-Yellin High School of the Arts.

    Since 2008, Nadav received scholarships from the AICF as a percussionist, and also a scholarship of excellence in the field of early music interpretation and dulcimer playing.

    Photo credit – Anat Nazarathy


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